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Intensifiers such as himself/herself in English, ipse/ipsa in Latin, stesso/stessa in Italian, sam/samá in Russian, or selbst in German are most easily identifiable in terms of their prosodic and semantic properties. They are invariably in focus and therefore typically stressed, thus evoking...
It is generally assumed that all nouns belong to a gender in gender languages and that this constitutes a fundamental difference between gender systems and systems of noun classifiers. An analysis of gender and agreement in the Cameroonian Bantu language Eton challenges this assumption. Gender...
Frederick J. Newmeyer, Possible and Probable Languages: A Generative Perspective on Linguistic Typology . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, x + 278 pages, ISBN 0-19-927433-9, £ 60 (hardback), ISBN 0-19-927434-7, £ 22.99 (paperback).
Spoken languages employ various strategies to mark the plural of nouns, the most important ones being affixation, reduplication, and zero marking; within one language, different strategies and/or different morphological markers may be used, depending on lexical, phonological, or morphological...
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